1943 THE LITTLE PRINCE Antoine De Saint-Exupery Hardcover DJ Orig $3.75

Regular price $195.00

This is a 1943 first American edition of "The Little Prince" by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. It was printed in the USA (it was originally banned in  France and wasn't published there until later). It is a hardcover and includes a dust jacket in a protective clear archival sleeve. It was originally priced at $3.75, as shown on the inside flap. The bottom corner of the flap has been clipped. Cover and interior pages show signs of foxing and a couple.

From lessons on kindness to caring for our environment, the messages in this enchanting fable are as important today as they ever were. The Little Prince has captured the hearts of readers around the world since he first appeared in 1943.

First published in the United States, it was banned in France until 1946 because Antoine de Saint-Exupery was exiled by the French government.  It has further been censored in schools and libraries around the world  because parents felt it was too dark and frightening for children.  If you celebrate the freedom to read, this is a novel you want on your library shelf.



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